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The MA Performance Practices  at the HOME OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICES is a two-year, high-intensity, low-residency programme. It is a course for artists with a curiosity for learning, a spirit of experimentation, and an ambition to grow, who are committed to artistic research as a life-long practice in dialogue with peers and audience. Focusing on the students' research, the programme’s post-humanist affinities guide the students to engage practically in their performance making with the notions of care, hospitality of otherness and ecological thinking.

HOME's de-disciplined curriculum complements the fluid nature of performance by allowing students to study with students from all specialisations and even other departments within ArtEZ Unviersity of the Arts and engage with lecturers, tutors, supervisors and mentors both within and beyond HOME as suits their individual practices



The curriculum is  designed to allow for a thoughtful progression, integration and consistency of those skills needed for an ethically and ecologically geared artistic research within the required competencies and learning objectives that come with our status as a fully accredited Master's Degree.

Group sessions are organised in eight residential periods of three to five weeks spread throughout the two years. In between residential periods, students work autonomously on their own research projects with the support of one-to-one tutorials, online group meetings, and peer feedback. For more information about the schedule and the delivery mode, please download the pdf.

Overview Year Schedule 2022-2023


1st Residential

05 Sep-07 Oct


Body in Performance

Designing the body in Research

Wild Bodies I

Critical Encounters

2nd Residential

09 Jan-03 Feb

Body in Performance

Elective Module 1

Critical Encounters and GraSED Labs

Wild Bodies I


3rd Residential

21 Apr-12 May

Studio Practice & Feedback Frameworks(Venice)

Dramaturgical Practice & Making Public

Wild Bodies I


4th Residential

26 Jun-07 Jul

Dramaturgical Practice & Making Public (Finals)

Wild Bodies I




5th Residential

19 Sep-14 Oct

Post-Body Reflections

Ecologies of Performance: Curation & Facilitation

Dissemination & Documentation

Critical Encounters

Wild Bodies II


6th Residential

09 Jan-03 Feb

Ecologies of Performance: Curation & Facilitation

Dissertation by Practice

Elective Module 2

Critical Encounters and GraSED Labs

Wild Bodies II


7th Residential

24 Apr-12 May

Dissertation by Practice (Finals)

Wild Bodies II


8th Residential

26 Jun-07 Jul

Dissertation by Practice

Dissemination & Documentation(exhibition)

Wild Bodies II


Faculty & Mentors


Artistic Leader

Dr Pavlos Kountouriotis 

Programme Coordinator & Digital Environment specialist

Pisiou Maria

Recruitment & Registry

Kiki Jansen

Production Manager

Irina Baldini

Social Media Manager

Ryan O'Shea

Senior Research Fellows

Dr João da Silva

Maeve O'Brien Braun

Guest Lecturers 

Astarti Athanasiadou

Maria Mavridou

Ariane Trümper

Lucie Strecker

Dr Pedro Manuel

Dr Zoya Sardashti

Alessandra Saviotti

Mentors *

Alana Jelinek (AU/UK)

Amalia Balaska (GR)

Alessandra Saviotti (IT)
Andrea Bozic (NL/HR)
Andrea Pagnes (IT)
Ant Hampton (UK)
Arianne Portegies (NL)

Asu Aksu
Bakani Pick-Up (UK)
Benjamin Verdonck (BE)
Billy Mullaney (US/NL)
Bojana Cvejic (RS/BE)
Bruno Listopad (PT/NL)

Casey Jenkins (US)
Carin Rustema (NL)

Christopher Matthew Hutchins(UK)
Clara Amaral (PT/NL)

Dan Zoroaster Svarc 
Danae Theodoridou (GR)
Danielle Wagenaar (NL)
David Weber-Krebs (BE)
Deniz Buga (NL)
Dominique Gilliot (FR)
Dood Paard (NL)

Douglas Quin (US/FR)

Duncan Chapman (UK)

Egle Budvytyte/ Peleda (LT)

Emma Cocker (UK)

Emilie Gallier (FR/UK)

Elena Cologni
Erik Hagoort (NL)

Eva Karzcag (NL)

Eve Hopkins (NL)

Fransien van der Putt (NL)

Gabby Allard (NL)

Georgios Tsagdis (GR/UK)

Giulia Casalini(UK)

Halory Goerger (FR)

Henry Alles (NL)

Jacoba Bruneel (UK)

Janez Jansa (SI)

Jeanine Durning (US)
Joachim Robbrecht (NL)
João da Silva (BR)
João Fiadeiro (PT)

Jonathan Burrows (UK)

Joseph Morgan Schofield (UK)

Judith Wambacq (BE)

Julyen Hamilton(UK/GR)

Kat Valastur(GR/BE)

Katie Duck (NL)

Katrina Brown (UK)

Kayla Dougan-Bowtell (UK)

Konstantina Georgelou (GR/NL)

Lara Staal (NL)

Liesbeth Groot-Nibbelink (NL)

Linda Rogers (UK)

Lotte van den Berg (NL)

Louise Coles

Lucy Suggate (UK)

Luiza Cascon (PT)
Marc Boumeester (NL)

Marijn Lems (NL)

Maria Magdalena Kozłowska (NL/PL)


Marilyn Arsem (US)

Mårten Spangberg (SE)

Matteo Fargeon (UK)

Meg Stuart (US)

Michael Laub (BE)

Michael Zandl (AT)

Mirjan van Imschoot (NL)

Nadja Mattioli

Ness Macaulay

Nienke Terpsma (NL)

Nishant Shah (NL)
Paula Walta (NL)

Pedro Manuel (NL/PR)

Pilvi Porkola (FI)
Pieterjan Seynave (BE)
Rainer Hoffman (DE)

Rebecca Lee(US)
Romy Rüegger (CH)

Rosalind Goldberg (NO/SE)

Rosana Cade (UK)
Rudi Laermans (BE)
Sarah van Lamsweerde (NL)

Shannon Cooney (DE)

Sol Rezza (AR)

Susanne Weins (DE) 

Suzan Tunca (NL/DE)

Tara Fatehi Irani (UK)

Vanessa Macauley (UK)

Zhana Ivanova (BG/NL)






* All those on this list have contributed to HOPP's programme in recent years. This list is probably not exhaustive. The people on this list are not all currently associated with HOPP.

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